If you were lucky enough to have seen Weezer when they visited Australia in 2013 for their first tour since 1996, you could have been forgiven for thinking we weren’t going to see them again until 2030. But as the band have recently revealed, they had plans for their own Aussie tour before they got called up to support the Foo Fighters on their upcoming Aussie tour.

When Weezer came back to Australia in 2013, fans were shocked that the group, who had famously refused to come back to Australia to the point where a website titled ‘Weezer Hates Australia’ was even set up, were going to be playing on Aussie shores. Of course, when the group headed off home again soon after that tour, fans figured we wouldn’t see them again for quite some time.

Understandable, fans were more than a little surprised to see Weezer listed as the main support act for the Foo Fighters on their upcoming Aussie tour – harking back to the bands’ 2005 double headliner tour, aptly titled ‘Foozer’. As it turns out though, Aussie fans were able to get a Weezer gig anyway.

As NME reports, Weezer recently opened up about their relationship with the Foo Fighters, discussing their upcoming Aussie tour as well.

“We’re friends and rivals. Friendly bitter rivals,” said frontman Rivers Cuomo. “I don’t think they think of us as rivals because they’re 10 times bigger than us, but that’s how I feel because we came up at the same time and they put their pedal to the metal, became gigantic, and now we’re opening for them on their stadium tour.”

“It’s all good, because they’re obviously amazing and we love the music.”

However, Cuomo then went on to discuss how the band were already planning on making their way back to Australia before they got the call up from Dave Grohl and co. “We were about to sign off on our own New Zealand and Australia tour,” he said. “And they gave us a call and were like ‘Do you wanna come with us?’ We were like ‘Damn, stadiums? Where do I sign? Let’s do this’.”

Regardless of whether there was a tour in the works or not, we’re just keen on seeing Weezer back on Aussie shores, and a support slot for the Foo Fighters is just icing on the cake. Their 2005 ‘Foozer’ tour saw members of both bands cover songs from the other, play onstage pranks, and engage in plenty of instrument destruction. Needless to say, we’re petty keen for January to roll around.

Check out Weezer’s classic track ‘Buddy Holly’:

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Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold World Tour 2018

Plus special guests Weezer

Tickets on sale now

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
nib Stadium, Perth (All Ages)
(With Cosmic Kahuna)
Tickets from Ticketmaster | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide (All Ages)
(With Amyl And The Sniffers)
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (All Ages)
(With DZ Deathrays)
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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)
(With The Preatures)
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)
(With Clowns)
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